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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Latonya Davis: St. Louis Mother Charged After Posting Toddler Fistfight on Facebook

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A still from the video in question.
  • A still from the video in question.
"I believe that the defendant poses a danger to a crime victim, the community, or any other person because defendant took obvious pleasure and amusement in causing a three-and-a-half-year-old child and a two-and-a-half-year-old to engage each other in a physical fight," Tanksley continued in the probable cause statement. "Each of the children appears to be in great distress and crying hysterically. While this is going on, defendant video taped the fight and can be heard encouraging the children to ball their fists and strike each other. Defendant was so proud of what she had done, that she then posted a video of the fight to her Facebook account."

Child endangerment is generally prosecuted as a Class C felony in Missouri, according to state statutes, and carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.

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